Qualitative Practical Research Summative Test

Qualitative Practical Research Course Summative Test. This test covers various topics in SHS Practical (Qualitative Research). You can reuse this for pretest and posttest purposes.

A| Basics of Research (Alternate Response). On the space provided, write TRUE if the statement is correct; otherwise, write FALSE.

  1. Research is systematic because there is a definite set of procedures and steps to follow.
  2. Finding answers is the end of all research.
  3. Research can lead to expansion of knowledge and new discoveries.
  4. Research develops critical thinking and analysis.
  5. Research helps us find ways to allocate scarce resources accordingly.
  6. Research proves, and does not disprove, a theory or speculation.
  7. Without a question or problem, a research may still push through.
  8. Research does not attempt to modify existing programs or systems.
  9. Research focuses on contributing new knowledge and not on synthesizing what exists.
  10. In research, a researcher may start with reporting findings before setting hypotheses.

B| Research and Problem Solving (Alternate Response). Identify whether the statement pertains to RESEARCH or PROBLEM SOLVING. Write your answer before each item.

  1. It may not be a problem, but just answering a question.
  2. It is concerned with a specific problem, and ends once the problem is solved.
  3. It is concerned with broad problems, recurrent phenomena and wide application through generalization.
  4. It is conducted primarily to make a contribution to general knowledge.
  5. It may be solved in less rigorous and less broad methods.
  6. It is primarily conducted to solve a problem.
  7. It is more rigorous and broader in scope.

C| Research Methods (Multiple Choice). Choose and underline the term being discussed in the statement.

  1. (Quantitative, Qualitative, Experimental) research is based on collecting and analyzing numerical data.
  2. (Quantitative, Qualitative, Experimental) research involves examining less tangible aspects of research such as values, attitudes, and perceptions.
  3. (Observation, Survey, Interview) is technique used to gather firsthand data on programs, processes, or behaviors.
  4. (Structured, Semi-structured, Unstructured) interview requires the interviewer to ask each respondent the same series of questions prepared ahead of time.
  5. In a (structured, semi-structured, unstructured) interview, respondents are encouraged to share perceptions in their own words.
  6. In (total, active, external) participation, the observer is already a part of the situation, process, or event before the study.
  7. In (active, passive, total) participation, the researcher is present at the scene of action but does not interact or participate.
  8. (External, Passive, Active) participation is done by watching situations, people or processes on television or videotapes.
  9. Data collected in (survey, observation, interview) are useful in overcoming discrepancies between what people say they do and what they actually do.
  10. (Observations, Surveys, Focused Group Discussions) are similar to interviews, but are conducted to a larger group of people.
  11. In a/an (observation, interview, case study), the focus is not on the generalization of the population, but on understanding specific cases.
  12. (Explanatory, Illustrative, Experimental) case studies use theories to understand and explain practices or procedures.
  13. (Descriptive, Explanatory, Experimental) case studies examine the difficulties in adopting a new practice or process.
  14. (Descriptive, Explanatory, Experimental) case studies show the new practices adopted by an organization.
  15. (Balanced, Passive, External) participation requires the researcher to maintain a balance of being an observer and participant by joining only in some, not all, of the activities.

D| Parts of a Research Paper (Multiple Choice). Choose and underline the term being discussed in the statement.

  1. (Background, Significance, Assumptions) of the Study includes the purpose and reason behind the conduct of the study.
  2. (Background of the Study, Statement of the Problem, Significance of the Study) specifically points the important questions that the study needs to answer.
  3. (Statement of the Problem, Scope and Limitations of the Study, Definitions of Terms) determines the coverage of the study and all the things that it will not cover in order to be specific.
  4. (Method of Research, Data Gathering Procedure, Subjects of the Study) specifies the kind of research used by the study.
  5. (Summary, Conclusions, Recommendations) may include suggestions for further studies.
  6. (Literature review, Research question, Research method) is an account of what has been published on a topic.
  7. (Literature review, Research question, Research method) is the fundamental core of research.
  8. Research (question, method, problem) is an issue someone would like to know more about.
  9. (Information seeking, critical appraisal) requires the ability to apply principles of analysis to identify unbiased and valid studies.
  10. (Information seeking, critical appraisal) requires the ability to understand the literature efficiently, using manual or computerized methods.
  11. (Confidentiality, Openness, Carefulness) means protection of confidential communications.
  12. (Integrity, Openness, Responsible Publication) calls for avoidance of wasteful and duplicative publications.
  13. (Honesty, Integrity, Objectivity) calls the researcher not to fabricate, or falsify data.
  14. (Honesty, Integrity, Objectivity) means consistency of thought and action.
  15. To show (integrity, responsible publication, respect for intellectual property), the researcher must honor patents and copyrights.